Conor McGregor calls out ‘fascinating’ Zion Clark who swears first MMA win is ‘just the beginning’

Zion Clark has a new fan in Conor McGregor.

Clark, a wrestler who was born without legs, got a shout-out from the former UFC two-division champion after winning his pro-MMA debut last Saturday.

Commenting on a video of Clark’s first fight, McGregor hailed Clark as a unique strategic challenge and congratulated the 25-year-old from Columbus, Ohio.

“Absolutely amazing to hear about this man’s debut and see it now,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Lighting entry on the low single. Wow! You should not associate with him in any way. Frame only. to frame. Fascinating! Congratulations and so much respect to this man Zion Clark! Mma is the best sport!

“Can’t kick as he’s a down opponent,” McGregor continued. “The only way to stop him is to evolve [knockout] Final shots in the middle of grappling transitions. Very few on the planet possess this ability. And to [three-quarter] Way down Hit a jab, there’s just no power. Look at the opponent’s attempt before the shot. Wild!”

Clark faced Eugene Murray, a fit 0-4 pro MMA fighter whose fight wasn’t subject to the California State Athletic Commission, in a Gladiator Challenge event on tribal land outside of San Diego. He won the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds. Murray fell to 0-5.

Born without legs due to a rare birth disorder, Clark wrestled at Kent State University and achieved a Guinness World Record for fastest person to walk on their hands. He was the subject of a Netflix documentary Zion, which portrayed his rise from a childhood in the foster care system.

Clark thanked McGregor for his support on Twitter.

” Appreciate the love and respect @TheNotoriousMMA,” he wrote. “This is just the beginning for me. I’m excited to see how far I can get in my fighting game! I proved the doubters wrong when I became an All American and D1 wrestler. With all due respect.”

McGregor is recovering from a broken leg he sustained in his UFC 264 trilogy against Dustin Poirier. The former two-division champion was briefly confined to a wheelchair while undergoing surgery to repair a fractured tibia and fibula, and he continues to undergo extensive physical therapy to rehabilitate his injury. His timetable for return is unknown.

“Absolutely legendary!” McGregor tweeted back to Clark.

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